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“Absolute dump!”
Review of Kiddie Park

Kiddie Park
Ranked #66 of 266 things to do in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Kiddie Park is the perfect place for children and adults to enjoy a nostalgic day of old-fashioned fun at one of San Antonio's most treasured landmarks! Established in 1925 and renovated in 2009, Kiddie Park is America's oldest children's amusement park! Kiddie Park has preserved its 1920's style by maintaining all of the original rides, while updating the park with modern facilities. Guests can enjoy the parks' old-fashioned ferris wheel and famous hand-carved Herschell Spillman carousel, as well as other classic kids' rides that have made Kiddie Park an iconic San Antonio attraction for over 89 years! We also host birthday parties, private parties, and company events!
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolute dump!”
Reviewed 15 August 2014

I have no idea why this place is so heavily advertised. The attractions/rides are from the 1940's and are covered in lead-based paints. They are highly dangerous and children can easily be hurt. The only reason a person might want to check it out is if they have an odd desire to see what it was like to be a kid when their grandparent was a kid...HORRIBLE!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank gneedeepinkids
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KiddiePark1925, Public Relations Manager at Kiddie Park, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Hi gneedeepinkids,

I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at our park. We are the Oldest Children's Amusement Park in the country, built originally in 1925. The park was purchased by new owners and renovated in 2009 and since then, each ride has been repainted and gone through yearly inspections. All ride inspections are up-to-date and every one of our rides is safe for children. Our ride operators are thoroughly trained and each ride has an emergency cut-off switch for the rare occurrence that it need to be used.

Kiddie Park is a San Antonio tradition that many families value. Generations have enjoyed our park and our goal is to continue to be a local favorite and keep up the pattern of parents being able to see their children enjoying the same rides that they rode when they were kids.

If you have any additional feedback for how we could improve the park, please email amber@kiddiepark.com. We'd love to hear it!
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118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great place to spend an hour!”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday night with our three children - ages 3,9,&12. They all loved the rides! It is a very old amusement park, about 100 years old. The people working there are all great with kids and very friendly. The park is safe and clean. It is a great place and we will definitely go again!

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank llaugh8424
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Takes me back”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Took me back to a childhood at a local amusement park similar..wanted kids to have that experience. Tickets pricey but one ride each wasnt bad and kids had fun. Not sure what they do with that money on tickets...all rides need updated but again, kids had a great time so that's all that mattered! Parking could use updates but construction was close.

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Thank jennfaytown
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I love Kiddie Park!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Everyone positing about how the rides are run down are insane! Kiddie Park is almost 100 years old and the rides are older than everyone who is posting about them. My child has an amazing time every time we visit. Everyone complaining about the place must have never visited the park before the new owners took over. They have made quite the renovations. Just ask the manager or someone for old pictures and you'll be able to tell. Plus, renovating a 100 year old hand crafted carousel would probably depreciate it's value. So I do not blame the owners on that one! The lady that said it would be easy to have this a show place with well maintained rides should draw up a plan and give it to the owners since it is so easy. Come on people! Thank you Kiddie Park for staying open and providing generations of fun! You are appreciated!

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Victoria J
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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Kiddy park”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The concept is good to have a park for younger children, however it is a slum
The rides are not maintained, the water in the boat ride dirty area unkept
The owners should be ashamed, it would be easy to have this a show place with well maintained rides. The marry go round horses are all broken , need paint no tails
What do they do with the money they collect?? I will not go back the zoo is better option with a beautiful marry go round,
Plan to call better business office

Visited June 2014
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4 Thank Cheryl S
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